For the last two years here at RE we’ve gathered together as a team every Friday to celebrate another week of existence.
This revered gathering is called ‘Friday Night Lights’ (due partly to the cult-classic american football movie, and partly to an intern mis-hearing his Creative Director say ‘Friday Night Likes’).
For better or worse, the name stuck.
But the purpose of this post isn’t to discuss the name – despite being so much better than ‘Friday Night Likes’ – the purpose of this post is to discuss its purpose.
It was created as a forum to share things:
- Things in branding
- Things in design
- Things we’ve done/things we’d like to have done
- Things we’ve seen/things we’d like to have seen
- Things that inspired us/things that entertained us.
It’s a big part of our studio culture. We have a lot of fun sharing with each other and thought it was high time we let it run free into the world. So to kick things off, and avoid writing more than anyone is likely to read on a Friday, here’s FNL #1.
Something we’d like to have seen:
The London Design Festival
Firstly, the gorgeous festival branding by Domenic Lippa and his team at Pentagram.
This chair designed by sketching in 3D space, and translating the result into 3D printed ceramic by Front.
And this rotating, constantly printing, patterned light disc by Felix de Pass (that we’d probably still be staring at right now).
(images courtesy Core77 and Pentagram)
Something that makes us want to spend money:
This complete reprint of the New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual – funded by a Kickstarter project – makes us want to spend our money.
Something that inspired us this week
We felt a bit like Neil de Grasse Tyson when we saw the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards 2014, check them out here.
It’s Friday, have a good weekend!